I was wondering how the locations of the passagi are to be located when their place depends seemingly quite heavily upon larynx height, time of day and especially volume sung!

For example, I know that I have a pretty consistent comfortable F♯4-B♭4 in what feels to me like full M1, no attempt to mix made--but if my second passagio were really this high I'd have a ridiculously high voice, which I don't. I talk around the high 2nd octave and can sing a pretty loud A2--if Pavarotti's passagio is at F♯4 then why is his voice still so "full" and chesty up to B4 and even C5, it just doesn't add up...should I feel like I'm pushing up to a high C to get that big sound or should I feel like I'm letting my voice kind of relax into a strengthened falsetto? So many questions..

By the way, any help with my own fach based on this info would be handy as I'm a noob to the world of technical singing:... Age 17
Lowest possible chest Eb2
Lowest strong chest A2
Highest clean sound in chest ~B♭4 but can "extend" in a kind of Freddie Mercury esque full and belted but rough tone up to E5.. and by that I mean BTEC Freddie Mercury if that wasn't obvious.

I guess falsetto doesn't really have anything to do with fach but if it helps, I'm pretty happy singing nicely up to G5 or stretching to C6.

Anyway I know that's a lot of info so anyone who read all this and wants to share their expertise is awesome :)

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    One clue I observed is, we can sing full without falsetto through passagio if we have smooth sustained air flow in exhale, try hitting those notes in the starting of the phrase(initial exhale), you will see the difference. – Bruce Nov 30 '18 at 4:23

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